[EL021] Ethereal Live 021
Artist: Symatic Star
Track one: Transmissions (35:10)
Ethereal Live welcomes the return of our good friend and talented multi-instrumentalist, Symatic Star, aka Simon Walsh, to our netlabel. Simon is back with another adventure in the outer spaces, this time with a plethora of acoustic ethnic instruments. Recorded live at the Electro-Music streaming concert Autumnal Equinox 2011, "Transmissions" is a stellar performance that spotlights Simon's instrumental and vocal skills quite nicely.
The release begins with a spellbinding mix of droning synthesizers and spacious melodies from the acoustic mbira. Symatic Star shows real proficiency with the instrument and blends the mbira in with the synth drones fabulously. As the mbira settles down, the long form track spirals into a deep cavernous movement with gongs and didjeridoo carving out some incredible spaces and textures. Electronic and acoustic percussions litter the track throughout as "Transmissions" slowly evolves and swirls ultimately into a pillowy mass of floating goodness the resolves itself somewhere in the nether reaches where Symatic Star resides.
Symatic Star executes this live set with grace and precision. "Transmissions" carries captivating dynamics and flow throughout the 35 minute set keeping the listener's attention the entire journey. We think you will enjoy "Transmissions" for almost any activity, and most especially for your next trip to the stars.
Performed, Recorded, and Mastered by Symatic Star
Album cover & design by Sheah Nahshon & Simon Walsh